Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Phenomenal family vacation

Sail Date: May 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

We recently sailed on the Mariner of the Seas, and all I can say is \"Very nice\"

I've previously cruised with Disney, but we had no idea what to expect.

A fantastic roman spa and pool area and the nightlife use of the pool area made it for a great experience.

We really like Royal Caribbean's style, service, and innovative ships, and the Mariner did not disappoint.

The service was even better than the already great service the dining room staff usually delivers, and the steaks and seafood were outstanding, comparable to any great steak house. The Windjammer buffet really isn't a \"buffet\" anymore, now it's like a food court with many more choices, stations you can approach from all sides (so no endless line!). Very wide-open and airy feeling, a huge step up from the typical ship buffet.

We loved all the nightlife options. There was a different club for every mood. Felt like a totally different night out, every single night.

The new Seattle's Best coffee shop made for both very good snacks as well as great people watching!

Our stateroom was cozy and had some new features (really liked the new shower 'door\" vs the old curtains which always got the floor soaked). Lots of new storage elements have been aded, easy to unpack and fell like there was a place for everything. Overall we have to say the ship was really impressive, the staff was wonderful as always, and even if you've got kids Royal Caribbean seems to have figured the kids club concept down.

Pros: Great staff\, workout facility\, coffee house\, promenade

Cons: cramped bathrooms/handicap accessibility

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

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